Quiz Submissions – Radiology, Pathology and Laboratory, and Medicine sections of the ICD-10.


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Explain when and how to assign codes from the Radiology, Pathology and Laboratory, and Medicine sections of the CPT.

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Question 1
If an outpatient surgery is not performed due to contraindications, report.

  • the reason for the surgery with modifier -53.
  • the reason for the surgery. (Correct Answer)
  • the reason for surgery with modifier -56.
  • nothing; the surgery is not reported.

Question 2
Which guideline states that symptoms and signs (rather than diagnoses) are acceptable for outpatient coding?

  • Guideline A
  • Guideline F
  • Guideline G
  • Guideline D (Correct Answer)

Question 3
Diagnostic coding and reporting for outpatient services under Guideline J directs you to code all documented conditions that.

  • are currently being treated.
  • cause signs and symptoms.
  • coexist. (Correct Answer)
  • are currently and previously being treated.

Question 4
Which guideline states that for patients receiving preoperative evaluations only, report a code from subcategory Z01.81as a first-line diagnosis?

  • Guideline M (Correct Answer)
  • Guideline Q
  • Guideline N
  • Guideline P

Question 5
Diagnosis or nature of illness codes should be placed in box ______ on the CMS 1500 claim form.

  • 24E
  • 33A
  • 21A (Correct Answer)
  • 19D

Question 6
Which reference within the index to diseases and injuries directs coders to specific information about assignment of the code?

  • “see also condition” (Correct Answer)
  • “see”
  • “see also”
  • “use”

Question 7
In coding, the first step is to locate the main term in the index of diseases and injuries by

  • condition, sign, symptom, or disease. (Correct Answer)
  • body area.
  • condition and symptom.
  • disease only.

Question 8
Always use _____ to classify two diagnoses or a diagnosis with associated complication.

  • a code for the primary condition
  • two separate codes
  • combination codes (Correct Answer)
  • a code for the condition currently causing symptoms

Question 9
Never code directly from the

  • alphabetical index.
  • table of neoplasms.
  • index to disease and injuries. (Correct Answer)
  • tabular list.

Question 10
During HIV screening, code ______ for patients in high-risk group for HIV.

  • Z71.7
  • Z72.89
  • Z11.4, Z11.7
  • Z11.4 (Correct Answer)

Question 11
If medical documentation does not include the type of diabetes mellitus, report

  • nothing. If the type of diabetes isn’t specified, no code is reported.
  • type 2. (Correct Answer)
  • a combination DM code to include a disease listed.
  • type 1.

Question 12
Unknown status of a neoplasm is always reported with which code?

  • I10
  • D49.9 (Correct Answer)
  • Z85
  • C67.5

Question 13
When both hypertensive chronic kidney disease and hypertensive heart disease are stated in the diagnosis, assign a category ________ code.

  • I10
  • N18
  • I13 (Correct Answer)
  • I11

Question 14
Which code set is assigned only to the mother’s medical record?

  • P07 category
  • O00-O9A (Correct Answer)
  • Z11 category
  • S00-T14

Question 15
Report ______ diseases each time they’re treated

  • acute and chronic
  • chronic (Correct Answer)
  • acute
  • fatal

Question 16
Which guideline explains the level of detail in coding ICD-10-CM (code to the highest number of characters available)?

  • Guideline C
  • Guideline G
  • Guideline F (Correct Answer)
  • Guideline M

Question 17
_____________ is defined as the last month of pregnancy to five months postpartum.

  • Peripartum (Correct Answer)
  • Postpartum
  • Puerperium
  • Antepartum

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